Just because awards season has grabbed this town by the you-know-whats does not mean there aren't still plenty of other cool things to do for those of us whose invites to the Grammys and Oscars got lost in the mail. L.A.'s live music scene is alive and well, with many a rock star and MC blowing through town this week to entertain the local masses. That's why we implore you, ladies and gentleman, to go see a show, and offer you this guide to the best live music in L.A. this week to help you make that happen. Please use it wisely.

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